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Maritime news articles about every aspect of the industry, including ports, container and breakbulk lines; and ships and ship chartering. Coverage also includes the impact of recent industry mergers and acquisitions, and of emerging new technologies such as blockchain, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things.

From the largest container lines such as Maersk LineMSC (Mediterranean Shipping Co.), COSCO Shipping/OOCL, CMA CGM and Ocean Network Express (ONE), to smaller carriers such as SM Line and Eimskip, JOC.com covers the entire industry with unequaled intelligence, data, insight, statistics, and analysis. JOC.com regularly updates its proprietary data about the activity of largest ports, container lines, breakbulk lines and other stakeholders in the maritime shipping sector,

News & Analysis

28 Sep 2020
Network outages have become a highly sensitive topic for the container shipping supply chain since the crippling notPetya cyber attack on Maersk in June 2017.
10 Apr 2017
Retailers project strong growth in consumer spending and therefore imports for at least the next six months.
10 Apr 2017
The acquisition, said to be worth around $4 billion, will cement Maersk’s position as the world’s largest container line.
10 Apr 2017
The first UK freight train to China left London today carrying British exports in what is planned to become a regular service.
10 Apr 2017
It has been a rare sight recently, but Cosco Shipping has issued a positive profit alert for the first quarter after seeing increasing volumes and rising rates.
10 Apr 2017
Jakarta and the US West Coast have been linked by a new direct service offered by the Ocean Alliance and operated by CMA CGM.
08 Apr 2017
Future rivals for companies in the maritime sector won’t necessarily come from the industry.
07 Apr 2017
Whoever wins the bidding would gain access to a Brazilian flag, which would allow them to operate along the Brazilian and Mercosur coastline.
07 Apr 2017
Marginal drop in spot rates shows cautious BCO approach during first week under the new carrier alliances.
07 Apr 2017
The service could help reposition empty containers and move full containers of synthetic resins and other commodities.
07 Apr 2017
The Federal Maritime Commission’s unanimous decision not to block the East Coast Gateway Port Terminal Agreement, the first of its kind in the United States, sets a precedent for port partnerships of this kind.
06 Apr 2017
Bigger ships simply don’t “fit” at ports on secondary north-south lanes, one maritime analyst says.
06 Apr 2017
Wan Hai Lines bucked the industry trend of deep 2016 losses, posting a profit for the year, albeit a far smaller gain than in 2015.
06 Apr 2017
From the perspective of an online buyer, distinctions between strictly carrier and logistics services are blurred.
06 Apr 2017
The liner giant is using “river sea” category vessels to transport exports out of the Pangaon Inland Container Terminal (PICT).
05 Apr 2017
SSA Terminals in Tacoma will provide stevedoring and terminal services for Matson when APM Terminals' lease expires.
05 Apr 2017
South Korean carrier Hyundai Merchant Marine posted an operating loss of $595 million for 2016, as it enjoyed its largest quarterly revenue of the year.
05 Apr 2017
The carriers are trapped in a vicious circle of declining revenues and rising debt that management consultancy AlixPartners termed “grim” in its latest shipping forecast.
05 Apr 2017
The Twill online portal, billed as a “virtual freight forwarder,” will go online Monday, but will only be available to UK shippers and then only those importing cargo from China.
05 Apr 2017
Authorities are planning to investigate the cause of a fire that broke out in the bow of a 13,800 twenty-foot e
04 Apr 2017
“The alliances are a tremendous concern.”
04 Apr 2017
A year of historic consolidation is sparking greater concentration of total US containerized trade market share among the five largest carriers in JOC.com’s Top 40 Container Lines rankings.
04 Apr 2017
Eimskip in the last two years has acquired two freight forwarders focused on reefer cargo.
04 Apr 2017
Further grating shippers, carriers are providing no guarantees that all goods of a shipment will be loaded.
03 Apr 2017
Proposed Canadian legislation would allow EU-based carriers to reposition empty containers between domestic ports.
03 Apr 2017
“We are well positioned to deliver profits this fiscal year and beyond.”
31 Mar 2017
West Coast spot rates reverse 10-week decline since Chinese New Year.
31 Mar 2017
The original rulemaking announcement, however, did not include the new rule’s effective date.
30 Mar 2017
HSH Nordbank booked a loss provision of 2 billion euros for loans to its struggling shipping clients.
30 Mar 2017
In just two days, shippers will be dealing with a totally changed container shipping landscape as the global carriers roll out their new alliances.
30 Mar 2017
Singamas has reported a full orderbook for the first quarter as carriers and container lessors try to avoid any shortages in boxes.
29 Mar 2017
Fostering cooperation among supply-chain sectors is the main challenge LA-LB faces in handling the new alliances.
29 Mar 2017
How can the shipping industry reach a model where everyone can succeed?
29 Mar 2017
The report of deep losses comes as the Taiwanese government pressures the carrier to reform or face a considerable shakeup.
29 Mar 2017
The new rules underscore a recent trend of greater government scrutiny of the pricing practices of the world’s leading ocean carriers.
28 Mar 2017
Although the 2M Alliance will launch April 1, the HMM agreement will go into effect as soon as March 30.